“Kids’ designers are taking girls’ boots to new heights for fall ’11,” says WWD, “Detailed with studs, buckles and bows, over-the-knee styles offer a fresh update on the category.” …And then, that’s all they say. Nothing more than that. So, apparently kids’ designers are taking a cue from adult style and funneling that into more mature options for kids. And it’s fresh.

Look, over-the-knee boots (no matter how flat, sensible, unadorned, or demure) are still at least a little sexualized, but fashion has been working away from that for years so let’s set it aside. I guess what I don’t understand is why kids want to dress like adults? One of the best aspects of childhood is getting free license  to dress like a complete crazy person, right?

Ugh, I’m sorry if I seem like I’m moralizing here, but this strikes me as a little off. So…

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We’re only steps away from this!

This is what you call a "slippery slope."